progeria

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progeria

[prō′jir·ē·ə]
(medicine)
An abnormal childhood state of premature senescence, characterized by wrinkled skin, gray hair, lack of pubic or facial hair, development of atherosclerosis, and a short life span. Also known as Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome.
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Update on Progeria, or Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome sufferer Hayley Okines.
Around this time, his youngest sister, Amy, died of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, a disease that prematurely ages its victim and leads to an early death.
Sevy" has a probable diagnosis of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (rapid aging syndrome, a rare genetic disorder).